A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 19 September

1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Psalm 33;
Luke 7:31-35

Obstinacy, obstacle in the spiritual life

Jesus ponders aloud the people of his time. In his pondering he provides the image of a group of children playing in the market place of a town. Some wanted to play a wedding, while others were determined to play a funeral. The first group played on a flute and invited the others to dance, but the others remained obstinate. Then they played a lament; they sobbed and wept, but the others now wanted to play a wedding. No one is satisfied. The lesson is that the way to salvation consists in turning away from oneself and turning towards God.

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